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Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we've got exactly four weeks from tonight until election day. when you hear us talking about battleground states, here is what we mean. right now it's ohio that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign, and starts off our coverage in cuyahoga falls, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally, but in crucial battlegrounds like here in ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president obama's lead has shrunk to just four points. touchi
Oct 22, 2012 4:00am PDT
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. heading into tonight's third and final presidential debate, our new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows election night could be a cliffhanger with the candidates now dead even. nbc news political director and political correspondent chuck todd breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows the candidates in a 47-47 tie among likely voters. in mid september, the president led 50-45. the numbers show an evenly divided country overall. the president's job approval holding steady at 49%. economic approval down at 46%. foreign policy approval at 49%. the poll also shows a clear enthusiasm gap. the president has a 49-44 lead among all registered voters, but that 47-47 tie among likelies, it means republicans are more enthusiastic and more likely to vote. the biggest red flag for obama, 62% say they want major changes if he's re-elected. romney's biggest red flag, by 44-43, he is still personally viewed more negatively than positively. >> that
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
.s. ambassador chris stevens, gets seriously heated. details next. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. breaking news this morning out of the middle east p.. a yemeni security official that worked at the u.s. embassy was shot and killed in sanaa today. a u.s. official believed to be in his 50s was reportedly on his way to work when he was gunned down in a motorcycle attack. an editor at "the yemen post" in sanaa tells nbc news the ambush had all the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack. >>> back here at home, vice president joe biden and republican rival paul ryan prepare to square off tonight in kentucky in their one and only debate. new poll numbers show the current vp has his work cut out for him. according to a new survey from the pew center, just 39% of registered voters view biden favorably compared to 44% who favor ryan. when it comes to predicting the winner of tonight's debate, 40% of registered voters say ryan will come out on top, while 34% think biden will prevail. nbc's tracie potts is joining us from washington with a preview of the debat
Oct 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
,000 foot accident. it's called base jumping. what happens next was a miracle. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, while the nation is focused on tonight's second presidential debate, secretary of state hillary clinton is now stepping forward volunteering to become the lightning rod for criticism of security concerns ahead of the deadly consulate attack in libya. last night after arriving in peru clinton pushed back on the idea that president obama and vice president biden ignored warning signs, and clinton rejected any suggestion the white house was shifting blame to the state department. >> i take responsibility. i'm in charge of the state department. 60,000 plus people all over the world, 275 posts. the president and the vice president certainly wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. they're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision. >> and today "the new york times" is reporting the administration is speeding up efforts to help
Oct 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> it is the morning after the second presidential debate. one thing everyone can agree on, the president showed up with something to approve. 46% of registered voters thought president obama did the better job. that's compared to 39% that put governor romney on top. that is a stark contrast from the candidate's first showdown in denver when an overwhelming majority, 67% gave romney the win. a similar split occurred in cbs news's instant poll where 37% of uncommitted voters gave the president last night's victory compared to 30% who chose romney. >>> well, the high stakes presidential debate covered a lot of ground and nbc's steve handlesman has that story from the campus of hofstra university in new york. steve, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from the hofstra campus on long island. both these candidates last night in their second debate seemed on their game. this was high stakes. barely polite. a political brawl. >> very little of what governor romney just said is true. >> reporter: determined to stop his s
Oct 24, 2012 5:30pm PDT
remarks that got a lot of attention. nbc's peter alexander is traveling with the campaign and joins us tonight. from cedar rapids >> reporter: lester, good evening to you as you noted governor romney is campaigning as well. scheduled to take off for another swing state, ohio. charging into nevada for the second time in as many days. >> what a great welcome. >> reporter: a confident mitt romney is rolling the dice on this mid western battleground. where the republican nominee blasted mr. obama, where he >> i think we all know he is out of ideas and excuses, and in november, you will put him out of office. >> reporter: in recent days, romney has been greeted by very excited crowds, like at this red rock theater outside of denver. now he describes his campaign as a movement. >> you are seeing this movement growing, you're seeing people coming together to say you know, we love america, we recognize we can do better. >> reporter: but today, the romney campaign is also dealing with a new controversy, trying to distance itself from this comment by richard mourdock, a republican senator in ind
Oct 3, 2012 11:00am PDT
arrests. this is a story you will see only on nbc bay area. >>> they were sleeping and than sent running from their beds as flames hit their home in the east bay. we will have a look at the damage. the news at 11:00 starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> good morning. i'm jon kelley. a massive raid leads to a long list of arrests in the south bay. agents and police swarming the streets of san jose to take down a criminal network. this is a story you will see only on nbc bay area. we have the story on the raids in the newsroom. damian. >> reporter: the fbi is being tight-lipped saying the affidavits remain sealed. this is video we shot this morning at the blossom hill apartments. this is one of several locations hit. we saw agents in suits making one arrest. we understand s.w.a.t. teams lent a hand in the action. about an hour ago, the san francisco office of the fbi would say it is the lead agency and its gang task force in the south bay was in charge of the operation. >> i can't comment on the number of officers out there. there was an appropriate n
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
tonight's report, you may be prompted to check and see which type smoke detector you have because our nbc news investigation has found many may not work fast enough when every second counts. >>> plus, field of dreams. not a dry eye in the house as a young man with big dreams gets a second chance in the big leagues. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. before too long now, before the end of the evening, we will know how each man did, we will know if anything happens tonight that will fundamentally change the course of this race. we already know that all this debate expectations management you've been hearing is just that. these two men, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, have four ivy league degrees between them and 50 debates between them, though none together and none like this. the incumbent president and the challenger on stage tonight in denver. and to set the stage for that, our political team beginning with peter alexander who covers the romney campaign for nbc new
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an economic showdown. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night. in what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's tracie potts is in denver for us. she has a preview. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the pressure was on for romney to perform, to back up his ideas with details, taking on the man that even republicans called one of the most skilled debaters in modern politics. the point of this debate was to make differences clear on lowering the debt. >> you said you'd cut the deficit in half. it's four years later, we still have trillion-dollar deficit. >> the way we do is for additional cut, we ask for a dollar of additional revenue, paid for, as i indicated earlier, by asking those of us who have done very well in this country to contribute a little bit more to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: the president ins
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to them. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him tonight in virginia. while the president today said some things he was expected to say on that stage last night. we begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. the president showed up today armed with attack lines against mitt romney a day late. trying to regain his footing after a rocky debate performance, the president today at an outdoor rally seemed everything he was not last night. >> the man on stage last
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
? tonight, an exclusive nbc investigation. >>> and young hero, news about the brave teen that the whole world is pulling for. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, there is every reason to believe the live television audience watching the vp debate tonight will be every bit as large as the last presidential debate, and because that debate was something of a game-changer, as it turned out, the stakes going into tonight are higher for two men from similar backgrounds, who are very different. for starters, this is the broadest age difference of any debate. our political team is in place tonight, our coverage includes our nbc polling numbers out just tonight on this race we want to begin with nbc's ron mott in danville, kentucky, tonight, good evening. >> reporter: hey, brian, to you, vice president joe biden will be there at that table, paul ryan the other table. congressman ryan comes into this debate, riding the republican wave of momentum the forward progress is what vp biden hopes to stop in its track. before taking off today, vice president joe biden was in a boxing mood, hinting
Oct 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
and the sweet treat. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, joe biden and paul ryan went head to head in their only face-off of the campaign. the two vp candidates clashed on almost every issue, but who won? well, two post debate polls give us very different views. a cnn/orc flash poll found paul ryan four points ahead of joe biden 48 to 44% among likely voters who watched the debate. but cbs news' flash poll of uncommitted voters gave biden the win with 50% compared to 31% for ryan and 19% called the debate a tie. well, for a look at some of the highlights from last night's debate we go now to nbc's steve handelsman. he is at the debate site in danville, kentucky. steve, good morning. >> reporter: lynn, thanks. good morning from danville, kentucky, where they differed sharply on practically all the big issues, but these are smart, well-informed politicians. paul ryan and joe biden both had reason to feel good about how that came across here last night. a long-time democratic insider versus a republican young gun whose ticket has new momentum. mit
Oct 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> this is "early today" for monday, october 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello, and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with debate prep. president obama and his republican rival mitt romney are both getting ready for their first face to face presidential debate in denver wednesday night. romney is holding a rally in the mile-high city today, while the president gears up in nevada. nbc's tracy potts joins us with washington from the latest. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we get an interesting perspective on this from john mccain. he's debated both the president and mitt romney, and he says we will see two very strong well-prepared candidates and in his prediction, few surprises. the president's behind closed doors in nevada for the next two days preparing to face mitt romney in denver wednesday. >> he's a good debater. i'm just okay. but what i'm most concerned about is having a serious discussion about what we need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are downplaying expectations. a senior aide to the pr
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
latest stunt. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with a high stakes debate. all eyes turn to denver for tonight's first presidential debate of the 2012 race, and a new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows president obama is holding on to his national lead, but not by much. 49% of likely voters favor the president while 46% prefer mitt romney. that's only a 3% edge for obama, which is within the survey's margin of error, but when it comes to a poll of registered voters the president widens his lead over romney to 7 points, 51% to 44. and, finally, four in ten surveyed now say the nation is headed in the right direction. that's the highest amount since june 2009. meanwhile, both candidates took a break from their debate prep on tuesday to make a few unscheduled stops. nbc's steve handlesman reports from denver. >> reporter: the pressure is intense. president obama took time out for a visit to hoover dam. >> it's spectacular and i've never soon it before. >> reporter: mitt romney grabbed a burrito bowl. doug hudson, andrew l
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5 trillion tax cut isn't too popular, so a few weeks before the election, he's trying to pretend it d
Oct 15, 2012 4:00am PDT
years later. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. nice to see you this morning. a day before president obama and mitt romney meet for the second of three debates, brand-new poll numbers show the candidates locked in a virtual dead heat. according to a new "washington post" abc news poll of likely voters, 49% favor president obama compared to 46% who back governor romney. in florida, virginia and ohio, the numbers show romney up 50-48 again, a statistical tie. while personal popularity has long been one of the president's strikes, the poll shows mitt romney is now also scoring high marks. the two men are essentially tied on likability. a new poll of likely voters by "the washington post" and abc news puts the race within the margin of error. president obama 49%, mitt romney 46%. both campaigns are expressing concern about the moderator of the second debate. candy crowley will be hosting the debate, and she suggested that she'll play a larger role than agreed to by the candidates. according to "time" magazine's mark halperin, the
Oct 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
of armed drones. >>> eva longoria forced to ap pom jazz to governor romney. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, with just 18 days left in the campaign, it may be the final time president obama and former governor mitt romney can share a few laughs. they did just that. last night the two shook hands and smiled just 48 hours after their contentious debate laying down their political swords to headline the most famous dining experience in politics, the al smith dinner in new york city, hosted by the catholic archdiocese. both men worked the one-liners as artfully as they sparred tuesday night. here are a few moments people will likely be talking to about today. >> i was actually hoping the president would bring joe biden along this evening because he'll laugh at anything. >> i felt really well rested after the nice, long nap i had in the first debate. >> i particularly want to apologize to chris matthews. four years ago i gave him a thrill up his leg. this time around i gave him a stroke. >> as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet
Oct 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
states. is yours one of them? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, after the third debate between president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, there are just 14 days left before american voters choose their next president. and according to a cbs news instant poll of uncommitted voters, president obama was a clear two-to-one victor with 53% saying he won. governor romney got 23%. 24% called it a tie. a cnn orc international poll called the debate a little closer with 48% saying obama won while 40% picked obama. for more on last night's heated foreign policy debate we go now to nbc's steve handlesman. he's in florida for us. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hi, lynn. thanks. good morning from boca raton, florida. well, the debate here last night was clearly the most combative so far. though surprising to some, not on the issue of libya. but mitt romney was able to make his larger point, his claim that america is weaker now overseas than it was four years ago. mitt romney and barack obama came to their third and final debate tied in
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. today we're going to begin with an economic show down. president obama and mitt romney squared off for the first of three presidential debates last night and what some are calling a polite war of words, the candidates sparred over job creation, taxes and the future of health care. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into the debate ahead in every battleground state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000
Oct 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> and pablo sandoval is major league baseball's new mr. october. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. aim lynn berry. right now hurricane sandy looks to become a menace for folks all along the u.s. east koempts it's expected to bring high winds and heavy rain, even some snow to areas. early this morning sandy slammed into cuba as a strong category 2 hurricane packing winds of 110 miles per hour. the storm is being blamed for two deaths so far, one in jamaica and one in haiti. nbc meteorologist bill karins has been tracking this powerful hurricane for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> this is going to be an historic event but eventually all the way up into areas of new england. let's get into it. the storm intensified before it slammed into cuba. there's the eye off the coast. this rain ban over haiti, they're also going to see a lot of destruction this morning from those heavy rains. they're very prone to mud slides. about 480 miles away from miami right now. winds at 110 miles per hour. almost a category three storm. keeps it as a hurricane through the bahamas just
Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with air scare. suspicion is swirling around american airlines after two flights in three days were returned to new york's jfk airport. the reason, passenger seats came loose on both planes. the first incident occurred on a flight from miami to boston. >> during climb out, passenger seats row 12d, e and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. >> the federal aviation administration says seating in both planes had recently undergone maintenance. the airline has grounded eight 757s for inspection. >>> republicans are hoping the first of three presidential debates tomorrow night will be a game-changer for mitt romney. right now he trails the president in every battleground state. a new quinnipiac poll out this morning shows president obama has an 18 point lead over romney among women. nbc's brian mooar joins us from washington with more on all this. brian, good morning. >> reporter: for b
Oct 5, 2012 4:00am PDT
a building. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. the two candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio and mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house, but for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that had come up in debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%. >> president obama campaigned in wisconsin and sharply criticized romney's statements during the debate on tax cuts, education and outsourcing as misleading to the middle class, and the p
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. we have it all covered here tonight. and we'll begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, in a week that has been a roller coaster for both of the candidates, today's news gave a good bit of a jolt, but that set off a firestorm on what it really means. the news that the unemployment dipped below 8% since he took office came just in time for a president battered by his poor performance in the debate. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, today is on the day that the president got elected, well, the unemployment rate
Oct 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
on monday. >>> as predicted, it looks like this will, in fact, be the first billion-dollar election. an nbc news analysis found that president obama's team has spent $352 million on ads so far, while romney and his supporters have shelled out $455 million. that's a total of $807 million spent on both television and radio ads by two campaigns with 19 days still left before the election. more than half of that money has been spent in the three battleground states of florida, ohio, and virginia. >>> cycling legend lance armstrong has stepped down as chairman of his cancer-fighting charity live strong. the resignation comes after a week of the anti-doping agency releasing that overwhelming evidence of drug abuse by armstrong. he became an international hero by overcoming cancer and winning seven tour de france titles. well, now a virtual cascade of companies that used armstrong as a pitchman severed ties with him in quick succession. we're going to have much more on armstrong coming up a little later in sports. >>> but first, 40 years after it was first conceived, a memorial to the nation's 32n
Oct 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
as the life of the party. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. now that the presidential debates are over, it is clear each one of them had a plot line. at the first one, the president underperformed against governor romney. at the second debate, both men were amped up. and last night's plot line appears to be the president's foreign policy attack and mitt romney's movement to the center on a number of issues. decreasing the policy distance between the two men as 60 million americans watched on live television. starting today, there was a new sense of urgency out on the trail. now, the travel becomes urgent and frenetic. every second counts and so does every state. we have it all covered and we begin with nbc's peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign in henderson, nevada. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. as you just noted, nearly 60 million americans watched last night's debate. in fact, that was the smallest number of the three presidential debates. over the next two weeks as they bounce across th
Oct 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
paid for by nbc-universal television >>> well, good morning. i'm lynn berry. the romney campaign could be waking up to a brand new political headache as yet another republican candidate makes explosive comments about rape two months after the controversy over todd akin's legitimate rape remark. this time it was during a u.s. senate debate in indiana last night. richard murdock and his opponents were asked about abortion when murdock said this. >> i believe that life begins at conception. the only exception i have for -- to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. i just -- i struggled with it myself for a long time, but i came to realize life is that gift from god and i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. >> and after the debate murdock told a news conference he was only trying to explain his view that god creates life. >> does that -- are you trying to suggest that somehow i think god ordained or preordained rape? no, i don't believe that. anyone who would suggest that, that's a sick and t
Oct 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >> good evening. 60 million people across the east coast are prepare for high winds, high tides, drenching rains, and even flooding. all courtesy of mrn sandy. the powerful hurricane is expected to come ashore early tuesday morning. officials have already declared states of emergency in eight eastern states and washington, d.c. people who haven't already evacuated are packing up, boarding up, and getting energy supplies. forecasters say sandy will impact an 800 mile wide area from the carolinas up to maine. but they're not the only ones to feel sandy's impact. santiago sans us from the airport to show us how sandy could affect the airports here, as well. hello. >> hello. dealing with storms has been evolving over the last several years. airports and airlines have learned that preplanning and prestaging is something that's beneficial not only to passengers but to the industry, as well. now, airlines will be working with travelers. they're keeping an eye on the storm. they're determining the availability of flights and they're working on changing the str
Oct 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
francisco giants are 2012 world series champions. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. hurricane sandy is bearing down on the east coast. 60 million people are bracing for impact across the northeast with waves growing ever more ominous overnight. and the threat of storm surges anywhere from four to 11 feet high. this is the scene about 100 miles north of boston. hundreds of thousands have been told to evacuate in coastal areas all the way into new england. the mid-atlantic is already dealing with flooding from a storm that has claimed 65 lives in the caribbean and has the potential to paralyze new york and other big cities. >>> this morning, president obama signed three emergency declarations for connecticut, and rhode island, clearing the way for fema. let's get right to bill karins and the weather channel forecast. what's it looking like right now. >> sandy is an amazing anomaly. this storm this time of year should not be this strong this far north. at this point in the math it should not be ready to take a hook back into the
Oct 31, 2012 4:00am PDT
. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. 46 people have now been killed in the disastrous wrath of hurricane sandy and many more remain trapped. the storm could wind up costing $50 billion in property damage and lost business. just minutes ago we received brand new pictures from the jersey shore where fire is burning in a neighborhood just feet from the ocean. this may be the result of a rap toured gas line or downed fire line. the fire is one of the barrier islands. so far there's no sign anyone including fire crews can get near the flames. a mandatory evacuation order was given for that area before the storm hit. on staten island, some residents were trapped in their homes as a result of it. members of the aviation and scuba unit were able to lower a basket to the roof and rescue those five adults and one child. this is newly released video from the height of the storm monday night. surveillance video shows water filling a tunnel used by amtrak and commuter trains that go under new york's east river. the damage along the jersey shore is
Oct 31, 2012 11:00am PDT
more on "nbc nightly news" later. for now, i'm lester holt, nbc news, point pleasant, new jersey. >>> like a gift from the baseball heavens, one of the most dominant and magical teams in history. broken bats turned into victories. broken careers turned into stories of redemption. in the end, not just one player, but the group that captured the heart of the bay area. they are world series champions and then there are giants. >> welcome to downtown san francisco. about 1 million people here on this halloween to celebrate giants style for the 2012 world series parade. and everyone decked out in orange and black. i'm raj mathai alongside jessica. this is happening twice for us. >> deja vu. if you win it, they will come. downtown is the field of dreams for the giants for this 108th world series. they back. the boys of summer really in their glory and it's just going to be a whole celebration about today. we want to show you a little bit of the course they are taking and along the route, we have thousands of people. it starts at the foot of the ferry plaza on stewart street where you h
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
an unimaginable loss yesterday. all of us at a cnbc and at nbc universal will be there for kev kevin, mar ina and their family. ida siegal, for nbc bay area news. >> ida, thank you. >>> another disturbing case, this time in the east bay. tonight two teenagers are behind bars, accused of robbing and killing a castro valley woman, then setting the woman's house on fire. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez has more on the suspects and the alleged murder plot. >> barbara was one of the most special people that i ever met. and she was always, always there for anyone that needed her. and she was very loving. >> reporter: friends and family of 58-year-old barbar latiolais can't believe someone the castro valley woman and her boyfriend trusted and tried to help is one of the teenagers accused of killing her. >> there is some absolute evil out there. and these two are evil to do something like this. >> reporter: investigators announced this morning they arrested 18-year-old cody nicosia and a 16-year-old boy who was distantly related to the victim's boyfriend, a young man who did yard work for the couple an
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
francisco, kimberly re, nbc bay area news. >> all rit,imbere, live at the ballpark. what a sce it is. 'll go bk to our nbc cho live shots right no righnow the players are gettineir belongings so of them are ft, se in the cbhouse right now, just packinthgs up. >> the panda, pagan, they all came off the bus and greeted their fans at at&t park. some of them have been there since they won the game last night. so almost 20 hours there they've been waiting at the ballpark for the team to come back home. and they even brought out the trophy to show the fans. and people got pictures. it was a wonderful moment. >> not just the players, but a lot of family members and staff on that giants plane. it's been a wild 24 hours. they left around 11:30 pacific time this morning, arrived at sfo around 3:45 this afternoon. and now at 5:00, just getting their belongi goi bac their homes,ecause they've got something elseo do on wednesday. >> i know. they're going to be celebrate tovrg next two days. on wednesday we are going to carry the victory parade live right here at nbc bay area. we've got crew members all a
Oct 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
at the forecast. the news at 11:00 starts now. >> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good morning, everybody. it is 11:00. and i'm mar la tellez. new at 11:00. the shocking claim of a bay area principal selling meth. christie smith is live with the changes happening today. christi, good morning. it was a very brief appearance today. eric lewis went from a public defender to a private attorney. outside and he his attorney had very little to say. they were arrested after he arranged to meet an undercover agent that he contacted through a male dating website. police investigators say they started looking at him after getting a tip that he was tied to drugs. the department of justice spokeswoman said lewis offered narcotics to the agent. he was a principal in santa clara for years. after the arrest he was placed on unpaid leave. he lives in san francisco, and at the home police found meth, drug scales and the date rape drug. earlier prosecutors said there was no evidence of drug activity with children. he will be back in court on november 7th. christie smith, nbc bay area news. >>> a sanford pro
Oct 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
: sounds like an eternity. [laughter] >> host: just a few months before comcast bought a lot of nbc. do you feel fully integrated? >> guest: i don't know that we're fully integrated, but i think we feel very comfortable with the asset and with the level of integration between the two companies. they're, obviously, very different businesses, very different companies, and steve burke had a great vision going in that he wanted to bring the best parts of the comcast culture and the comcast management culture but respect the differences between the companies and the unique, you know, some of the unique approaches and cultures of nbc universal as being an entertainment and a content and a news and an information company as opposed to a distribution company. and i think, i think steve's been able to execute that balance, um, almost perfectly. in bringing the parts of the company together that need to be brought together, but in respecting the differences between the companies and allowing the two companies sometimes to function in accordance with their historic practice and culture. >> host: you o
Oct 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, we've reported a lot on the changing airline industry, what we now have to pay extra for that we used to be able to count on like checked bags, leg room and food and drinks. still, we've always been able to count on the fact that the seats were bolted to the floor of the aircraft. that has not been the case on american airlines recently in three separate incidents in the air. and as you might imagine, it's the kind of story and the kind of imagery that can be bad in the airline business. the investigation and inspections are underway involving american airlines. it's where we begin tonight with nbc's tom costello, he's at miami international. tom, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. in fact, three incidents and no more. american says that by the end of the night, it will have finished inspecting 47 planes that could potentially have this problem. and it knows what the problem is. apparently a clamp was improperly installed on the base on the leg of a row of seats. in boston today,
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
is ongoing. police say they do view this right now as an accident. live in daly city, nbc news. >> thank you. >>> in the east bay, detectives are investigating the death of a woman found in her home in hercules. police say the woman's husband called a neighbor to check in on his wife when she did not pick up up from the airport around 11:00 last night. they found the victim lying on the ground near what appeared to be blood on the floor. miss say the family's car, a 2011 sky blue subaru outback is also missing. it has an idaho license plate+4 number of 1 a 1 f 680. so far police have not made any arrests in this case and have not released any motive for the killing either. also, 22 people are facing charges after a violent protest in san francisco. this is cell phone video of police in riot gear near california and battery streets. police say a group of demonstrators marched in that area, vandalizing cars and businesses along the way. when police intervene, protesters reportedly threw flares and bags of paint and rocks at the officers. one officer was hit in the head but is expected to be ok
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
a bright object on the surface, but what exactly is it? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. from "sesame street" to main street, last week's debate catapulted big bird to the front of the presidential campaign. mitt romney says he'll cut funding to reduce the deficit. now the obama camp has released a new tongue-in-cheek ad casting an unlikely star as a criminal master mine. will it be effective? take a look for yourself and decide. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, dennis keselowski, criminals, gluttons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy. mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> this comes as the 2012 presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and re
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